Monthly Archives: December 2011

Terminix Job Fair 12/31/11 9-11

From Memphis Business Journal 12/29/11

Terminix hosting job fair for 90 sales positions   

Terminix is continuing its efforts to hire 90 full-time inside sales representatives this weekend.

The company, a division of Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co., is holding the second of three job fairs Saturday, December 31, 2011 at its Memphis Contract Center, 6399 Shelby View Drive, Suite 104. The event is from 9-11 a.m.

At the last job fair held Dec. 3 127 people attended and the company filled 25 positions, according to a company spokesman.

The positions offer a benefits package that includes health care and 401(k) options. All 90 are position located in Memphis.

Those interested in applying should bring valid identification and a resume. Dress is business casual.

The company is holding three job fairs to fill the positions, the company stated in a release.

The last scheduled event is Jan. 28 at a time yet to be determined.

For more information, go to or call Robbie Pearson at (901) 597-1929.

by Christopher Sheffield, Memphis Business Journal Staff writer

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Employment Opportunity with MATA


Posting Title 2nd Tier Bus Operator  
Job Category Large Bus Operator  
Date Opened Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Closing Date Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Compensation $13.08 during training

Job Information:

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and  have Class A or B (“P” endorsement) Commercial Driver’s License/ Permit to begin training. “Must obtain license prior to ending of training”. Applicants must complete a separate application for each position they are applying for.

JOB FUNCTION: Provide safe, efficient and on-time delivery of passengers by means of public and/or specialized transportation in a manner consistent with FTA requirements and regulations. Must be trained and knowledgeable in emergency procedures including evacuation of passengers, etc. Must complete passenger sensitivity training program.


1. Operate one of several different coaches or vans in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner on a designated route within a defined time schedule.

2. Direct and assist passengers in a safe and orderly fashion in loading and unloading. Provide assistance to passengers with disabilities and the elderly as required including operating platform wheelchair lifts.

3. Operate and communicate two-way radio system as regulated by the FCC. Notify central dispatch of deviations, overload, accidents, or passenger incidents. Notify central dispatch of passengers’ medical or behavioral problems and vehicle mechanical or electrical trouble.

4. Responsible for the collection of appropriate fares. Distribute and collect transfers, tickets and coupons. Operate on-board computer for fare box. Dispense information to passengers as requested.

5. Advise passengers of rules and regulations when necessary.

6. Complete and submit written reports concerning passenger incidents.


1. Provide information concerning routes, fares, schedules and transfer points.

2. Secure and turn in articles found in vehicle.

3. Assume additional responsibilities as required.


Education: High school diploma or GED required.

Other: Must be able to read, write, and speak English; perform basic mathematical procedures. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have had no suspensions or revocations during the last five years; must have the ability to secure and maintain a Class B (“P” endorsement) Commercial Driver’s License. Must successfully pass a written test and be able to write legibly in the preparation of trouble cards, accident reports, etc. Must possess basic knowledge of MATA transfer locations and other MATA services, routes and fare structures. Must be able to communicate effectively with the public required to include ability to serve the needs of the disabled and the elderly. Must be able to comprehend written and oral directions, bulletins, routes, fares, etc.

Environment: As driving a vehicle is the primary duty in this position, extensive periods of sitting are required. Requires ability to withstand exposure to weather conditions, dust, engine fumes, toxic chemicals and extreme noise levels. Requires ability to perform hand-over-hand method of steering vehicles and be able to grip a steering wheel; flexibility of arms is required to safely maneuver all types of coaches and vans. May be required to lift or push 15 lbs.; overhead reaching. In the normal course of the day, may be required to push or pull passengers in wheelchairs.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED Monday-Friday between 9:00am-4:00pm at:

American Way Transit Center, 3921 American Way

North End Terminal, 444 North Main at Auction


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Job Openings at Area Nonprofits

New Jobs Posted on the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Website

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New and Existing Small Business Funding Luncheon 1/5/12

Thu, January 05, 2012        12:00PM  to  1:30PM
at Blockers Soul Food               3624 Austin Peay Hwy               Memphis, TN 38128
          Hosted by State Representative Antonio Parkinson

The luncheon is dutch treat and wlill be served buffet style. The cost for the luncheon is $7-8 per person. Please RSVP now as seating is limited.

Please RSVP immediately as the previous event sold out within 24 hours. At the luncheon we will discuss opportunities for funding for new and existing small businesses. Please read the article below.
Pamela Marshall, executive director of Memphis Area Association of Governments

Photo by Nikki Boertman // Buy this photo

Join us at lunch with Pamela Marshall, executive director of Memphis Area Association of Governments, where Pamela will discuss the exciting news that will assist new and existing small businesses in our communities.

A $600,000 city grant aimed at assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs will result in an infusion of up to $3 million into the local economy, city leaders announced on Wednesday.

The Memphis City Council awarded the grant to the Memphis Area Association of Governments for its Revolving Loan Fund program.

The funds will be combined with a $2.4 million U.S. Economic Development Administration grant for a total of $3 million for the local economy and will help small business owners, including minority and female entrepreneurs.

“This grant is a huge win for everyone,” said Pamela Marshall, executive director of MAAG.

“Small business is the cornerstone of the economy. By helping small businesses stay afloat, we create jobs, save communities, and ultimately restore a strong economic foundation for generations to come.”

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by | December 23, 2011 · 1:20 PM

Job Openings- Memphis Heritage Christian School

Memphis Heritage Christian School is seeking Early Childhood and Elementary professionals for immediate hire; beginning at $10.00/hr based on experience and education. Spanish is a plus. They have one other position for after care assistance starting at $8.00/hr from 2:45pm-6pm. This position is Monday through Friday and full weeks/days during official breaks  (ie Spring Break 7am-4:30pm).  Please note they are looking for professionals that can dress well, speak well and present the school in an appropriate manner.  Applicants must also be kind with children, experienced with children and be working towards a degree with an accredited university. 

Please send resume to

Memphis Heritage Christian School

3802 Gragg Avenue

Memphis,TN 38108


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Bilingual Job Post-Youth Villages

Youth Villages is Hiring a Bilingual Family Intervention Specialist for their Anaya Partnership Program in Memphis.  The position is part of their intensive in home counseling program. 
It requires:
A Master’s degree in the social service field is strongly preferred with one year of clinical experience counseling adolescents and their families.
A Bachelor’s degree in a social service field with at least 1-2 years experience counseling children and families may be considered.
If you have an unrelated degree you will need to provide 15 social work, counseling, or psychology coursework with 2 years experience to be considered
Please apply directly online at the following web address or contact Kristen Farmer (Staff Recruiter) at 901-251-4972.

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10 Words that Ruin a Resume

Is it time to update your resume?

Are you not receiving any responses from employers?

Maybe it is time to review and see if you are including the 10 Words that Ruin a Resume.


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Job Opening @ MSCC for Associate Executive Director

Memphis Shelby Crime Commission

Job Opening

Closing Date and Time 1/4/12 at 5:00 pm

Title: Associate Executive Director (AED)

Reports to: Executive Director of Memphis Shelby Crime Commission

OVERVIEW: The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission (MSCC) is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization which serves as the quarterbacking agency for Operation: Safe Community (OSC), Memphis and Shelby County’s comprehensive plan to reduce crime and the public safety arm of the Memphis Fast Forward initiative.  Led by a high profile multi-sector board of directors, the MSCC oversees and facilitates the development and implementation of the plan and will roll out phase two in January 2012.

The Associate Executive Director (AED) position will be the number two staff person responsible for the successful implementation of the plan, and is expected to perform a highly complex project management function involving driving multiple projects, each involving multiple community leaders and stakeholders, to successful outcomes.  The AED will for the immediate future have primary responsibility for implementation of Goal Five: Reduce Youth Violence, the largest segment of the plan and which was established in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where Memphis was selected as one of 6 cities to participate in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.  The AED will be the primary contact with the Department of Justice leadership team, and will be responsible for producing and sharing regular progress reports and learnings with the DOJ and ‘peer city’ leaders, and ensuring that the Memphis work is successful and viewed as such by these and all of OSC stakeholders.


  • Supports development, refinement and implementation of all initiatives of the OSC plan, with lead responsibility for successful implementation of Goal Five: Reduce Youth Violence.
  • Serves as primary liaison and implementer for all projects and activities generated through the Department of Justice Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, including attending and coordinating local participation in Forum conferences and meetings as well as DOJ site visits to Memphis.
  • Establishes vehicles (meeting schedule, report templates, etc.) with leaders/teams for each of the Goal Five strategies and action items through which to 1) monitor progress against their respective action plans and produce quarterly reports, 2) refine action plans as needed, 3) problem solve challenges, and 4) ensure they have participation from all parties essential to their success.
  • Prepares and presents regular reports on progress, including challenges and accomplishments, for MSCC executive director and board of directors, DOJ Forum stakeholders, and other stakeholder groups.
  • Represents MSCC in the community as a public spokesperson and at various meetings, as needed.
  • Works with agency ED to coordinate Goal Five strategies and action plans with other OSC goals, as appropriate and productive.
  • Works with Marketing and Community Relations Manager to promote the work of various strategies and project teams.
  • In the absence of the ED and when so assigned, performs the functions of the MSCC ED.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Ability to thoughtfully communicate with and respectfully engage diverse stakeholders around a shared vision for achieving results
  • Superior ability to lead transformations that involve multiple stakeholders, constituencies, and/or agencies
  • Track record of developing and managing high-performing project teams, establishing targets and delivering measureable results
  • Ability to maintain focus, and keep team members focused, where multiple agendas and tendency toward mission creep pose a risk to success
  • Direct experience working with government and/or private sector leaders
  • A Bachelor’s degree required. Masters level training in Criminal Justice, Public/Business Administration, Public      Policy or Urban Planning preferred. Minimum of five years’ experience with  responsibilities relevant to duties
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability  to excel at details, multi-tasking and working under pressure
  • Must have some experience and skilled in the  use of software programs such as MS Word, ACCESS, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and can work as   a member of a team
  • Must have reliable transportation daily to  travel within the city and to travel within the  state and out-of state on occasion


Approximate salary $80,000-$85,000

Memphis Shelby Crime Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Memphis Shelby Crime Commission

Spearheading Operation: Safe Community

600 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 400

Memphis, TN 38105

Please, send resume with cover letter by email toMichelle Fowlkes at no later than 5pm Wednesday, January 4th.



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Free Job Advice Dec. 27-28 from Challenger, Gray & Christmas Outplacement Firm



Posted by CGC Coaches on December 7, 2011

As the job market continues to recover at a snail’s pace and millions of Americans struggle to overcome long-term unemployment, global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. will suspend normal business operations for two days so that its staff of professional counselors can provide free job-search advice to callers from across the country.

The firm’s 26th annual two-day national job-search call-in takes place December 27 and 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.  The telephone number is 312-422-5010.  Job seekers can get more information about the call-in at firm’s website ( and blog (

The employment situation did see some improvement in 2011.  Employers in the private sector have added 1.7 million workers to their payrolls since January 1 and, last month, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since March 2009.Unfortunately, the recovery has a long way to go with more than 13 million Americans out of work, another 6.6 million who have abandoned the job search but still want a job, and nearly 5.7 million who have been unemployed for six months or longer.

We expect the job market to continue its slow but steady improvement in 2012.  Planned job-cut announcements tracked monthly by our firm are up slightly from 2010, but still well below recession levels.  Through the end of November, employers announced 564,297 planned job cuts, compared to 497,969 over the same period in 2010.  In contrast, employers announced 1,242,936 by November 2009.

While job cuts have slowed significantly, job growth remains frustratingly slow.  Many job seekers have concluded that there are no opportunities and have abandoned the job search entirely.  However, while it may seem as if no one is hiring, nothing could be further from the truth.

In September alone, employers hired 4,245,000 new workers, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey.  There were another 3,354,000 job openings at the end of the month.  The impact of this is somewhat offset by the fact that total separations (including voluntary and involuntary) totaled 4,149,000 in September.

It is important to remember that the employment market is a fluid environment – it is constantly changing.  Not every job loss is due to cost cutting.  About half of the separations in September were people quitting their jobs.  Another 330,000 retired, transferred to new locations, or left due to disability.  Some are let go as part of layoffs, but many are let go for cause or because they simply were not a good fit for the job.  In many cases, companies are seeking replacements for those who leave voluntarily as well as those who are asked to leave.

Part of a successful job search is being in the right place at the right time.  We try to provide callers with some strategies that will increase the odds of them being in the best position when job openings do materialize.

It is critical to aggressively build and take advantage of one’s professional and social networks.  Let everyone know that you are seeking a position.  When more people know, the greater your chances of hearing about new opportunities, meeting the right people and getting a foot in the door.

One of the most common complaints we hear from callers year-after-year is that they have sent out hundreds of resumes and responded to dozens of online and newspaper help-wanted ads and never hear back from anyone.

Unfortunately, simply posting resumes on Internet job sites and answering classified ads rarely work, even in a good job market.  These activities are even less effective in a weak job market.  Under current conditions, it is critical that job seekers expand their job search through networking.  Job seekers may also want to consider expanding their parameters to include a wide variety of industries, companies and cities.  Do not rule out companies that are struggling, as they are looking for talented individuals who can help turn around the business.

As an outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas provides job-search training and transition counseling to individuals who have been laid off.  The firm’s services are typically available only to those who receive outplacement benefits from their former employer.  The two-day call-in is the only time that anyone in the general public can take advantage of Challenger’s job-search expertise.

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Job Openings @ NEX Memphis




               OPENS: December 16, 2011                              CLOSES:  December 23, 2011

                                                                             (UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED)

SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE OUR COUNTRY                                                                                         

APPLICANT INFORMATION:                                                WWW.NAVY-NEX.COM   “WORK FOR US”

1. Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

2. Since personnel jackets of current associates may not be reviewed in the staffing process, applicants are responsible for submitting any documents they wish to be reviewed.  Applications may be sent via fax to (901) 872-7718

3. Position descriptions (PD’s), minimum qualification requirements (MQR’s) are available for review in the activity human resources office.  Applicants interested in applying for vacancies listed on this announcement must submit a Promotional Opportunity Application.

4. Vacancies listed in this announcement will remain open until filled.  The initial staffing of vacancies will begin one week from the date of the posting.  Applications will be continuously accepted and may be forwarded to the selecting official as needed until the vacancy is filled.

5. Reposted vacancies serve to broaden applicant base.  Previous applicants need not be resubmitted for continued consideration.

6. Multiple selections may be made from any announced vacancy.

7. Direct deposit (DD) enrollment is a condition of employment for all selectees.  Immediate enrollment is required for selectees who have an account at a financial institution; those who do not have an account have up to thirty (30) calendar days of employment to enroll in DD.

8. The Department of the Navy is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We offer anADAcompliant work environment.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.



ANNOUNC. NO.                                             POSITION                                  SERIES/GRADE                      LOCATION


32-11                                                     Fabric Worker                                                    3105/NA -05                                 NEX Memphis, TN

                                                                6852 / Flexible                                                   


Job Summary (Job Code #6852): Modifies, alters and repairs clothing. Applicant will be responsible for the replacement, arrangement and handling of military ornamentation on all kinds of article of uniforms. May receive articles to be laundered or dry cleaned.

Please email all resumes to:






FLX1-11                                SALES CLERK                                                   NF-2091-01                                          060050     NEX MEMPHIS, TN


Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques.  Works as part of a sales team to provide service, which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations.  Greets and engages customers in conversation for purposes of providing sales related assistance.  Assists in the selection of merchandise, and suggests additional items to complement the customer’s selections.  Where applicable, offers customers the opportunity to purchase extended product warrantees.


FLX2-11                                CASHIER CHECKER                                        NF-2091-01                                          060050    NEX MEMPHIS, TN


Serves as Cashier/Checker in Retail and/or Services areas, responsible for completing sales transactions, operating a cash register, accounting for sales receipts, and providing customer service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations.  Greets customers, completes sales transactions accurately and efficiently.  Performs all types of cash register transactions in a procedurally correct manner.  Accepts money, makes change, bags and wraps merchandise.


FLX3-11                                BARBER                                                              NA-7603-07                                         060-050   NEX MEMPHIS, TN


Performs a variety of barbering services at a main, branch or location hair facility for authorized military and civilian personnel.  Possession of a valid state license in barbering or cosmetology.


FLX4-11                                SALES ASSOCIATES                                       NF-2091-01                                          060-050 NEX MEMPHIS, TN


Performs various duties in connection with loading, unloading, verifying of merchandise, in an Exchange store, storeroom and / or location, and moving / stacking layaway merchandise in assigned locations.

 FLX5-11                                DESK CLERK                                                     NF-1176-01                                          060-500 NAVY INNS/LODGE


Greets, registers guests and makes/confirms reservations.  Maintains records of room availability and guest accounts.  Check out guests by computing bills, collecting payments and making change.  Operates a telephone switchboard taking and delivering messages as required and answers inquiries pertaining to Navy Inns/Lodge services, base facilities, area attractions and travel directions.  Utilizes a computerized lodging management system and takes inquiries and reservations from authorized personnel.


FLX6-11                                ROOM ATTENDANT/HOUSEMAN                               NA-3566-02                                         060-500 NAVY INNS/LODGE


Performs a variety of cleaning and laundry tasks in a Navy Lodge requiring moderate physical effort, moving furniture and the use of hand or lightweight powered cleaning equipment.  Cleans guest rooms and other assigned areas.  Operates cleaning equipment, e.g. vacuum cleaner, waxer and polisher.


FLX7-11                                Specialty Sales Clerk                                       NF-2091-01                                          060-050 NEX MEMPHIS, TN

                                                                                                                FLEXIBLE                                            Jewelry

Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service, which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. Greets and engages customers in conversation for purposes of providing sales related assistance. Assists in the selection of merchandise, and suggests additional items to complement the customer’s selections. Where applicable, offers customers the opportunity to purchase extended product warrantees.


FLX8-11                                Store Worker                                                      NA-6914-02                                         060-050 NEX MEMPHIS, TN


Performs various duties in connection with loading, unloading, verifying merchandise in an Exchange store, storeroom, and/or location, and moving/stacking layaway merchandise in assigned locations. Stands, walks, and handles merchandise up to 50 pounds with assistance. Please email resumes to

Retail Store positions require rotating shifts; evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Regular Full Time and Regular Part Time associates are eligible for a full range of benefits which include annual leave, sick leave, pay for Federal holidays, shift differential, medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement, life insurance, disability, and 401-K plan.

Flexible associates are eligible for paid leave, holiday pay, shift differential and have the opportunity to apply for other regular job vacancies as they open.

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Jobless rate in TN down

Tennessee jobless rate falls to lowest level in nearly three years

Memphis Business Journal

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 2:41pm CST


See also The Tennessee Department of Labor’s Information for more data.

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Job Opening @ NCC-Scott Street

 Job Opening at Neighborhood Christian Center

Site Location-Scott St.

Property Manager 

Job Summary:  Manage all operational facets/concerns of the NCC under the leadership of the Director of Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain open communication about his duties to the Director of Operations.
  2. Carry out projects and tasks instructed by Director of Operations.
  3. Deliver food to sites.
  4. Relief truck driver with CDL.
  5. Seasonal tasks at multiple sites or events.
  6. Manage and assist with grounds @ North Center & Scott Street on a daily basis.
  7. Keep the building in good repair at all times.
  8. Maintain house cleaning as a priority in the daily operations.
  9. Turn in weekly status reports to Director of Operations.

Please send resume to or come to 785 Jackson Ave. and fill out an application.

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New JobLINC Bus-On the Way

Memphis Library Foundation Receives $314K Grant from the Plough Foundation

November 28, 2011 – The Memphis Library Foundation received a grant from the Plough Foundation for the purchase of a new JobLINC mobile bus for the Memphis Public Library & Information Center. The new bus will travel to community centers, library branches, grocery stores and other public areas throughout the city to help citizens find employment.

Plough committed $314,000 toward this mobile unit which will be environmentally friendly and ADA compliant. The bus will serve more than 12,000 customers a year, providing one-on-one assistance with job searches, training opportunities, resume preparation, and on-line applications.

The new JobLINC bus replaces an out-of-service unit that has served the city of Memphis since 1990 but has not been operational since 2010. Because of its high unemployment rate, job search assistance is critical in Memphis. The JobLINC mobile unit will travel to multiple locations throughout the city 5 days a week to provide help. The unit will be equipped with computers, printers, internet access, and job resource materials.

Memphis Library Foundation Chairman Ron Coleman states, “The Library Foundation is proud to merit Plough’s support of this important project. We are fortunate to have a local foundation that recognizes the value of the services offered by the library. I am pleased to be able to partner with Plough and the library to fulfill this important community need and we look forward to having a new and improved JobLINC bus back on the road in the near future.”

Library Director Keenon McCloy also said, “We are extremely grateful to the Plough Foundation for supporting this important project. The support services that the library is able to provide through JobLINC are truly essential in these difficult economic times.  Thanks to the Plough Foundation, the Memphis Public Library will be able to take job and career services to all corners of Memphis and make a significant impact in our community with this mobile service vehicle.

New vehicle also mentioned in the Commercial Appeal 12/10/11 page B5

From the desk of Mayor A C Wharton

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Resume Generator

Do you need assistance with writing and formatting your resume?  Visit the New York State Department of Labor CareerZone site. This site allows you to fill in the information for your resume and then the site will generate a basic resume for you in the format you choose, Microsoft Word,HTML, or PDF.

Tip:  Don’t forget to save your resume on a jump/flash drive and email a copy to yourself.

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